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Muris Testifies at Final Joint DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearing

Professor Timothy Muris was a participant in the May 8 Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission joint public hearings on single-firm conduct held at Federal Trade Commission Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This final hearing in the series was held in roundtable format and was moderated by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett and FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. The hearing's purpose was to examine a wide range of policy and enforcement issues, including analysis of monopoly power, various proposed standards for exclusionary conduct, and challenges in applying those standards to specific practices.

Since June 2006 when the joint hearings began, there have been a total of 18 days of hearings, 28 different panels, and 130 panelists participating in the discourse. Professor Muris, a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, has been a contributor to several of the hearings.